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The importance of hydration

Many archers forget to keep themselves hydrated, and Ethan Lowry is here to tell you how crucial it is. To some observers, archery may not appear to be the most physically demanding of sports. Due to this assumption, we tend

Compound in the Olympics: will it ever happen?

Will we see compound archery in the Olympics, and if so when? It is a common question in archery circles, and is entirely understandable from the perspective of compound shooters that see almost all modern competitions allowing multiple bowstyles. Yet

World Championships 2019

The 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands was by some distance the biggest major international archery tournament ever held. The total runners were 590 from 88 countries – 200 recurve men, 153 recurve women, 139 compound men and

Shooting with curves

USA senior athlete Amy Skogen has a couple of things to talk about This article is intended for everyone, but just a warning before we start: a great deal of it will be talking about boobs. When I started learning

2019 World Archery Championships: Preview

Every two years, the archery world holds a target World Championships. This is the longest running international competition in target archery, and has a history going back to 1931, when World Archery was still known as FITA. It was held

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New products

Stabs, tabs and packs new on the market this month from your friendly local dealer. Easton Halcyon Stabiliser As previewed at the ATA this year, this 14.7mm wide rod has Easton claiming the highest stiffness-to-diameter ratio they’ve ever offered. The

Berlin and Yankton awarded next World Championships

World Archery awarded hosting rights for the 2021 and 2023 editions of its World Championships to the US city of Yankton and the German capital Berlin, respectively. World Archery has also elected to scrap the World Indoor Championships. The decisions

GBR wins six spots for Tokyo 2020

The majority of places for Olympic competition at Tokyo 2020 were handed out at the World Championships in Den Bosch, Netherlands. For Great Britain’s men’s team of Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise, they managed to qualify in eighth

Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I’ve noticed that whenever I shoot a perfect end I tend to follow this up by shooting badly in my next end. What’s going on? Duncan Busby says: You

Indian archery issues continue

A long-running issue over administration in Indian archery continues, as the sport continues to move deeper into the Olympic cycle. World Archery officially recognised the newly-elected archery AAI (Archery Association of India) as a legitimate authority to select the teams

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New products

Stabs, tabs and packs new on the market this month from your friendly local dealer. Easton Halcyon Stabiliser As previewed at the ATA this year, this 14.7mm wide rod has Easton claiming the highest stiffness-to-diameter ratio they’ve ever offered. The

Complete guide to: recurve stabilisation

Andrew Smith weighs up your options. Despite all the technical papers on recurve stabilisation, when you ask top coaches and archers about their stabilisation set up and how they arrived at their current configuration, all of them will say that

Archery books

The essential archery library you need – and whyBy Emma Davis and Tom Hall With Winning in Mind Author: Lanny BasshamPublisher: Mental Management Systems, first published 1988 With Winning in Mind is a manual for the Mental Management System developed

New products in 2019

We’re looking at some of the shiny new products available in 2019 MK ‘ZEST’ LIMBS MK Korea are known in the recurve world as a relatively ’boutique’ brand, at least compared to the bigger names. Started around a decade ago

Complete guide to: compound stabilisation

By Duncan Busby, who likes to keep things balanced. Look along any shooting line and you will see an entire row of stabilisers pointing towards the target. These are not actually essential to shoot a bow, but you will see

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